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These are New York City’s best pizza restaurants

(CNN) — Never before has the New York City pizza scene been as strong and diverse as it is today. World-famous pizzaiolos are continually trying to break ground in this food epicenter to see if their pies can compete, and other types, such as Detroit-style pizza, are starting to become …

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You can now rent Madonna’s luxury London home

(CNN) — Just like a prayer, you know she’ll take you there — if “there” is London, that is. Located in the city’s upmarket South Kensington neighborhood, Madonna once shared this space with ex-husband movie director Guy Richie. The couple apparently lived there from 1999-2003, before trading it in for …

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America’s first female hotel manager

Los Angeles (CNN) — Throughout the newly renovated Hotel Figueroa, amidst its posh new interior design, an inverted triangle can be seen carved into its original walls. The triangle, a symbol of female strength and power, is a relic of the hotel’s beginnings as a YWCA hotel for women. “We …

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Is it time to stop treating women chefs differently?

(CNN) — In his critique of the 2018 results of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, the late Jonathan Gold, food critic for the Los Angeles Times, referred to the World’s Best Female Chef category as an “unlovable honor.” The award handed out annually at the fine dining world’s equivalent …

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Northern Thailand food: 9 dishes every visitor needs to try

(CNN) — Northern Thailand is home to elephant sanctuaries, the iconic white temple Wat Rong Khun and the buzzy city of Chiang Mai. For photographer and author Austin Bush, however, its biggest draw is its wealth of under-the-radar, regional culinary specialties. Bush’s first book, “The Food Of Northern Thailand,” blends …

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Tri-Cities: The new West Coast wine country

(CNN) — Washington wine country has had its skeptics. “When my grandfather claimed that the best wine grapes could be grown here, I remember people telling him that he was crazy,” says JJ Williams. Turns out that Williams’ grandfather was a visionary. Today, three generations of his family are at …

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These beloved desserts preserve sugar’s history

Inle Lake, Myanmar (CNN) — The smell of smoke and boiling sugar filled the air as I pedaled a bicycle along the shore of Myanmar’s Inle Lake. It was December, which is sugarcane season here. Since the cut cane must be processed quickly after harvesting, small-scale producers were hard at …

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